March 2, 2012

Can Israel Trust Obama on Iran?

Yossi Klein Halevi, The New Republic

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Even if Barack Obama is truly the pro-Israel president his Jewish supporters claim he is, the Johnson precedent tells us that it may not matter.

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TAGGED: United States, Israel, Iran


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